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Veni, Vidi, Vino

Ombra Ristorante Studio City (Los Angeles), California Chef Michael Young has transformed the former Bollywood Cafe in Century City into a modern, formal but friendly classic Italian restaurant featuring the cuisine he perfected cutting his teeth at Il Grano, Valentino, … Continue reading

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Val’s Big Adventure

The Tim Burton exhibit at LACMA, Ray’s and Stark Bar Los Angeles CA If Tim Burton was a band he’d undoubtedly be Pink Floyd – the nonsensical absurdity of Syd Barrett folded into the childhood angst and lament of Roger … Continue reading

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Leave A Donation, Take The Cannoli

10th Annual Galbani Italian Feast of San Gennaro Hollywood, California Growing up in the Boston area meant looking forward to the cultural food-centric block parties in the Catholic parishes of the Italian neighborhoods held for the saints’ feast days: Rocco, … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Parties, Part II

Fig & Olive’s Opening Party West Hollywood, California Having escaped a hangover after having attending the 5th Anniversary party at Ford’s Filling Station in Culver City, I braced myself for what undoubtedly would become one of the culinary social events … Continue reading

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Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff

The Glendon Los Angeles, California When I arrived at The Glendon’s new menu item media tasting, I noticed the fare for the evening was billed as tapas. Although tapas has a centuries-old history starting in Spain in the 13th century, … Continue reading

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